Inuit Art

November 20, 2018

LOT 39

Lot 39

JOHN TIKTAK, R.C.A. (1916-1981)

JOHN TIKTAK, R.C.A. (1916-1981)
Lot 39 Details
JOHN TIKTAK, R.C.A. (1916-1981), Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq


signed in syllabics, c. 1965
9.1 x 5 x 3.5 in — 23 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm

Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Realised: $38,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN TIKTAK, R.C.A. (1916-1981)
  • JOHN TIKTAK, R.C.A. (1916-1981)
  • 3D Image

Waddington’s Auctioneers, Toronto, December 1994, Lot 983


John Tiktak’s Standing Inuk (Man) may be no more than 23 cm tall but in terms of formidable presence he certainly seems a lot bigger than that, full of swagger and self-confidence…” Bill Johnstone (195)


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LOT 39

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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